Product Type: Blitz Sport sports equipment
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*Self* Defence Is The Key
Blitz Sport PU Boxing Gloves
Member Name: Great_reviewer07
Blitz Sport PU Boxing Gloves
Advantages: Durable, great fit, numerus different sizes/weights, aesthetically pleasing, cheap
So if you're thinking about buying a pair of boxing gloves for your specific martial art you should have taken into consideration a few simple things;
Am I committed to the sport? I.e. am I going to stick with it? Equipment can be extremely expensive and there's no point wasting what may turn out to be a lot of money if you're not 100% dedicated to learning the style of martial art that you've chosen.
Number 2 should be, do I have my licence? Without a licence to participate in your chosen martial art, equipment is useless. You wont be legally able to participate in anything more than no contact sparring until you've paid for and received your licence.
Have I got my uniform sorted? Again there's no point buying gloves if you don't have the bare essentials like a uniform, these can ether be bought from your specific club or from any martial arts store but remember to inform your instructor because he or she may have to take the uniform away for the badge to be printed on it therefore it's cheaper and more efficient to buy from your club, not only that but you're also helping bring in revenue to buy new equipment for yourself to practise on.
The last thing to consider is; what type of club is it? Is it a club that only participates in light sparring work (no/semi contact) or is it a tougher club where it could possibly be full contact? If you're a parent looking for a pair of boxing gloves for your children then it will always be no/semi contact.
So all things considered you'll now be ready to buy boxing gloves either for yourself or your child who may have just started their first martial arts club. For children it's a little easier, as I mentioned previously they'll only ever be dealing in semi contact sparring which means they wont need a particularly tough glove. If you're buying a pair of gloves for your children I would recommend the children friendly alternative to these gloves which you'll find if you visit;
The children's gloves are currently on sale for £17.02 and come in a variety of colours.
The gloves I'm reviewing are the adult make costing a very fair price of£17.62. The gloves come in either black or red (I personally prefer the red).
The gloves are available to buy in three different weights: 10oz, 12oz and 14oz. At first it's a bit daunting when thinking about which glove will be suitable for you but it's simply a case of deciding how advanced you are in the sport and of course your weight and gender. For example if you're a woman just starting out you'd be wise to opt for the 10oz gloves and then maybe as you advance you may make the conscious decision to buy a 12oz pair. Personally as a female myself I wouldn't go any higher than a 12oz.
With the men it's a little bit simpler, most men will instantly opt for the 14oz, this seems to give them some sort of macho egotistical self importance if you have the biggest... gloves! However a 12oz is also fine for the men it's whatever you feel comfortable with at the end of the day.
I personally have two pairs of different weighted gloves. I have a red pair in the 10oz and a black pair of the 12oz. Why? Well because when I spar with the adults I'm working a lot harder therefore want a pair of gloves that will work in my favour instead of making my arms fatigued so with the adults I opt for the 10oz. When I teach the junior classes I go for the 12oz, I have less physical effort to make therefore want something that's going to push me a little bit more. Sounds stupid but it works for me!
Anyone with a hint of common sense would be thinking why isn't it the other way, the heavier the glove the harder the punch right? Wrong, this is a common misconception, the gloves aren't what's doing the punching, you are therefore everything is dependant on the force you put behind the punch and THE single most useful thing you'll learn while doing any martial arts will be how to control your force.
Because of the weight differentials with this style of glove I'd say that they were perfect for anybody doing any style of martial arts.
The gloves are extremely well made and will last a long time, I've now had my oldest pair about 3 years after getting rid of my last pair due to wear and tear and so far there's not even a hint of wear because they're made from such tough material which my last pair weren't.
The gloves will fit pretty much any hand, unless you're 7ft tall there shouldn't be a problem with these as they cater to people with smaller hands in the form of a strap inside the glove, meaning that your hand doesn't have to necessarily reach the top of the glove as you can strap it in simply and effectively. These gloves fit me fine but sometimes I prefer using the strap as it lets air circulate more meaning you're less likely have sweaty hands afterwards!
The gloves also have a thumb compartment which is very important to look for in a glove because it's extremely easy to break your thumb during sparring... believe me! This compartment again has a strap as well as a pocket so it's a personal choice as to whether you prefer the freedom of the strap or the security of the pocket. What I find to be a little irritating with all gloves is that sometimes they can be a bit stiff to use because of the tough material making it a little difficult to move your thumb at first however in my time I've never had any accidents either on myself or other people whilst using gloves so they're a must, especially for children.
Another common misconception regarding boxing gloves is that they're specifically designed to protect your opponent from a broken nose or any other injury which could possibly occur, however something that you're taught very early on in your martial arts training is that it's SELF defence meaning that you're looking after number one at all times. The boxing gloves are primarily there to protect your hands as the opponent can still get hurt whether the gloves are on or not, it's all about the force the wearer puts behind the punch as I said before. Therefore the main thing to consider when purchasing gloves is whether or not you feel comfortable in them, unfortunately these gloves can only be purchased online however if you're not happy with them after you receive them they can be sent back.
When the gloves arrive they will feel quite stiff to use however after getting used to them you'll be able to make a fist no problem and it will even strengthen the muscles in your hands. The gloves are very easy to use and depending on what weight you bought they shouldn't be too heavy for you, if they are then send them back and get the next weight down. The gloves give excellent protection to your hands, I've punched walls at full force wearing these gloves and my hand and knuckles were absolutely fine. Of course I wouldn't recommend testing them this way because although you may not crack a knuckle you could end up breaking your wrist.
There are numerous brands out there that sell boxing gloves suited to all ages and genders but if a parent asks for my opinion on which brand to buy boxing gloves for their children from or if someone asks for themselves I'll always recommend looking up Blitz online because they can be bought from numerous online sites and if you're lucky enough to find them in a high street store then even better!
I'd highly recommend these gloves to anyone, they're extremely tough, will last a very long time and give the ultimate protection for the wearer. Not only that they're a great bargain at £17.62, the gloves I used to buy were around £40 and the quality was terrible compared to these.
Summary: A fanastic boxing glove good for sei-contact sports, suitable for all ages.